FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
NBC TO AIR COVERAGE OF 2013 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING FINAL SUNDAY AT NOON ET
Coverage Features Olympians and Top International Competitors Including Reigning U.S. Champion Ashley Wagner
Stamford, Conn. – December 4, 2013 – NBC presents 2013 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final coverage this Sunday at noon ET. Coverage will feature the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition from Fukuoka, Japan. In addition, the telecast will include the performance of 2010 Vancouver Olympic silver medalists and two-time World ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Highlighting the field for the ladies’ competition are two-time reigning U.S. champion and Grand Prix Final silver medalist Ashley Wagner, two-time World champion Mao Asada of Japan, and 2013 European silver medalist and three-time Russian national champion Adelina Sotnikova, who is one of four Russian women in the ladies’ competition.
The men’s contest includes three-time World champion Patrick Chan of Canada and 2013 Japanese national champion and 2012 World bronze medalist Yuzuru Hanyu.
COMMENTATORS: Steve Schlanger will call the action alongside analysts Johnny Weir, a two-time Olympian and three-time U.S. champion, and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski.
The Grand Prix Final marks the conclusion of the Grand Prix Series. The top six ranked skaters compete in the Final. Now in its 19th season, the Series consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format for placement.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream NBC’s coverage of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–